Picasso Moon, Sugaree, It's All Over Now, So Many Roads, Let It Grow Iko Iko, Way To Go Home, Playin' In The Band-> Uncle John's Band-> Drums-> Space-> The Days Between-> Sugar Magnolia, E: I Fought The Law
SBD> DAT> CDR> EAC> SHN; Seeded by: Jon Zilles, DAT conversion by fellow etreer; d2 tracked for 80 min; track timings courtesy Charles Wier
July 25, 2016 Subject:
One of the best of 1995
This in my opinion might be the best show of the year. Some fairly outrageous jams. Total freakout going from UJB in to the Drums. Check that out!
Garcia's fingers are actually pretty nimble in the most unexpected of places. Check out the guitar solo in "So Many Roads" for instance.
I was fortunate to have attended 5/26/95 and that is the other show that comes to mind.
August 10, 2015 Subject:
My 21st birthday show
What a great time! Highlights, for me, were Sugaree, So Many Roads (this is one of my favorite versions), Aiko, and Days Between. Up until this night, I had never heard Days Between. Before the show, I had eaten some brownies and some squares in the parking lot. By the time the show started, I was out of my comfort zone (to say the least). I remember Days Between being very comforting...like Jerry was bestowing his wisdom upon us. Beautiful version of that song. What a great night!
February 22, 2015 Subject:
Jerry's Best '95 show
Jerry sings his swan song, "Days Between", soulfully from somewhere deep down. It has an wonderful outro jam too. Nice Sugaree. IMO, Jerry's Best '95 show for passion, energy and precision. My advice, they should play "Days Between" at the Fare The Well 50th show in Chicago -- after the show is done; at full PA volume; as the Deahheads ooze out of the stadium into the history books.
November 20, 2014 Subject:
Highlights: Days Between
December 14, 2013 Subject:
choose one son...
....and the man at the gate says, "your love for your music is profound and it pains me tell you but here in Eternity you must choose but one song, one example, and only one to take with you for all time... I pause,smile and choose without reservation. "It is known as... "Days Between".the one from 3/27/95 please...none better.
July 21, 2013 Subject:
How can you talk bad about this?
I would probably only ever rate a show 5 stars from 95 or 94. This is when jerry really lets his heart out. 95, This was the golden year. some of Jerrys last heart wrenching performances. not bad, but good. We are hearing into his deepest depths. This show brings tear to my eye.
March 15, 2013 Subject:
this was one of my last shows...i think it was a 4 day run at the omni...camping at stoned mountain....there were tons of atlanta red dog cops by the bus-full outside this show...
June 2, 2012 Subject:
Don't know that he's crying during SMR, think he just doesn't have it at that point. Still not a bad rendition.
Jerry's transcendent magic illuminates a show even this far deep into twilight; 'sleep in the stars - dry your eye - don't you cry any more'
March 27, 2012 Subject:
End of days
I remember thinking this was a poor show when I attended it, and listening all these years later confirms it. We all agreed that Jerry needed a long vacation; little did we know how long it would be! There are a few good moments in there if you can wade through all the slop.
April 19, 2010 Subject:
i canrt check jack shit
nothing wil l play for me, what the fuck is going on, worked for years, no,m i dont get get jack shit, want my fuckin greatful deral and jerry and the lsd experiment from the cold war, live:)
Jerry's trying -- check his vocal on Days. But this show is a two-hour pissbreak.
March 15, 2010 Subject:
Very short show
One of the shortest shows I've ever seen. And it certainly was below average.
March 15, 2010 Subject:
I was there
Went to all 4 nights. On this night was 5th row Jerry side. Short set list but well played. dhb613, check out the So Many Roads from 6-8-92 Richfield. Jerry sure was havin fun during Sugaree. Miss those days.
January 23, 2010 Subject:
I was at this show
and I mail ordered for 4 shows wrote a poem on the mail order and got 6th row center. Fired up, needless to say, and not happy w/ a Picasso Moon opener. The whole reason I'm writing is about the Sugaree. I was so close that I saw Jerry open his eyes in fright when he realized he had to start the last verse....he actually hit his head on the mic as he tried to get around it and couldn't. Bob, Phil and Jerry walk back and look at each other...and walk back out...the jams out of that were tremendous....and it was truly the longest Sugaree anyone has seen in decades if not ever. The 3rd show of the 4 3/29/95 was a top 10 show for me, nothing after '89 or '90 had come close to my early shows but that Unbroken Chain - Help Slip Franklins a total shock...beautifully played and amazing set list that night...and u felt really good from the opening Jack Straw - Row Jimmy. Miss Jerry, those last days were rough but I do agree w/ other comments at least we witnessed him at all...when the lights went out anything was possible.
August 2, 2009 Subject:
Thank You Timothy Crawford.
im really amazed by some of the comments on here...some are grateful, summer dead
June 30, 2009 Subject:
Us Deadheads can be hypocrites
"Gave the best we had to give, how much they'll never know". Think about those words, Jerry was a guy who was dying before our eyes. Did we stop going,NO we didn't.So the show must go on, There's families to feed ,bills to pay,obligations that must be met, the employment of 100s of people and oh yeah - THE FANS.I'm 43 and drug free, I drink here and there and still need to quit smoking. Besides that Im in relativly good health and boy do i feel fucken tired sometimes. Picture Jerry 53 years old and everything wrong with him. He was criss crossing the country entertaing 1000s of people while dying.
Guys give the 94 and 95 shows a break - cherish them. Jerry " gave the best he had to give,how much we'll never know. Love you and Miss You Jerry
June 17, 2009 Subject:
so many roads
Well, I've read your top 5, pretty good list. IMO here are the five to listen to...3-27-95, 3-19-95, 6-24-95, 6-21-93, 5-21-95. As for this one, it is the only one that I know of that Jerry actually starts crying during the 'ease my soul' refrain near the end. It is nice to see some people hearing the message of the 90's dead, that is that jerry's voice and playing on the ballads are unmatched. If you don't listen to the 90's, at least sometimes, all that tells me is that you buried your head in the sand for 5 years, or hid under a rock. Yeah the crowd got bigger, and lamer, but not everyone who went was an idiot. I treasure every show I saw in the 90's before we lost Jerry. Now it is how I feel about pHil. You gotta see 'em while you can! The rest of this show is awesome as well, including a huge sugaree, complete with the jerry fake out ending pre final verse...not to mention the playing>uncle>jam played excellently. And the Days between out of space is hauntingly beautiful. Get real. Jerry wasn't the only one paryting on that stage, he is the one who died when he tried quitting. And now, everyone wants to say he dragged the scene down with him. I say, "Horseshit!" Jerry Rules! Oh yeah, props for a four night run in Atlanta!
May 6, 2009 Subject:
The Real 1990's Jerry
Ok, so I’m not a big fan or even much of a listener to the 1990's Grateful Dead, but I seem to have stumbled onto something. To start with, it’s taken me almost 15 years to come to terms with the 1990's version of The Grateful Dead, especially post Brent. But just yesterday I had a pretty profound realization. In searching for and listening to all of the So Many Roads available to stream on this wonderful site, I found that every crummy So Many Roads is a crummy show, and every good So Many Roads is a good show*. A 90's Jerry gauge, if you will! That was the 1990's Jerry. And when he was at his best in the late stages of his life, with his voice going, he really put his heart into those songs. Take my 5 best So Many Roads and tell me if I’m wrong…
And that was my realization. I was looking for the wrong thing in the post-Brent years. If you think i'm wrong, listen to the last show again. Seriously, but skip the rest of the stuff and only listen to the heart felt Jerry songs. Give it a shot... especially those of you that don't even listen to the 1990's shows. There are a select few that are quickly making it into my repertoire. So I'll give this show a 3, because a few years ago I wouldn't have even searched the 1990's show for something to stream.
*Of course good show is a relative term, but for the 90’s for sure.
Thought the sugaree was good, thought the so many roads and let it grow were really good....
The days between... total tear jerker
From the perspective of a youngster: All you old farts talking about how many shows you went to and how bad some were, I was too young to ever see the boys live. Truth be told (and I have thought about this many times), I'd give a finger to have seen even a 95 show.... I'm giving it a 5 star rating just to equal out all the haters....
November 6, 2008 Subject:
Far and away the best "So Many Roads" there was. Towards the end, it sounds as triumphant as it does soulful. It's neat. Rest of show earns about 2 stars, but for the awesome "So Many Roads," I give it 3.
October 17, 2008 Subject:
Breakin rocks in the hot sun...
This show is easily one of the best of the last shows. Garcia is electric the entire night as well as the band. A rippin Picasso and then just listen to the notes Jerry is playing right before Sugaree, like plucking stars from the sky and then you get the best Sugaree since 11/17/83. The instensity of the tone of "Bolt" is great and Jerry lays it all on the line. It is happening during the entire 1st set with a rockin AON and a majestic Let it Grow to boot. Aiko is one of the best of the '90's but folks seem to ignore the huge Playing>UJB. The jam in Playing is like 5 minutes longer than usual and great.Uncle John's brings it all home.Days is awesome and says much about Hunter's take on giving up and regret. The Sugar Mag is happening but the SSDD just cascades with that great energy we all love.Even the Law is fun. It is time to reconcile that the end was tough for Garcia and it was his time to pass on and for the 41 times, out of 150 since 1980, I saw him in 94-95. I just gave thanks and unconditional support along with the thousands of others singing and dancing next to me.He knew that and a show was always the place we could leave who were were at the door and become part of something bigger than us,something that required or rather requested or didn't even ask at all, for us to give of and to ourselves and others.Remember we are the ones still here. Jerry gave that to all of us, he was our surrogate father for God's sake and we couldn't change him but damn he helped change us.What will be his legacy be? It always be the music. The music that inspires, capitvates,and transformed many souls on this plane and yes drove us nuts some times too, but it is what it is and the music deserves to be heard.I for one would not have wanted it any other way. You just don't erase history because you are not happy. That was a big problem with the collaspe of the scene and we were all enablers to a certain degree.Some of us still are.
June 26, 2008 Subject:
Not so hot
The sound quality is very good here, but the performance from Garcia is sad.
Sugaree here is the worst one I have heard in my 3+ decades of listening to live Grateful Dead and JGB. Garcia botches most of the vocals, and the attempts to fast-pick are just awful. The false ending alone is evidence of the fog he was in this night. The rest of the band plays admirably.
Some of you should really listen to some shows from before the Welnick era.
June 3, 2008 Subject:
all I know is my buddy and I started that iko
i 'member it well.... he started clapping the bo diddley beat, then I did, then the whole place started...and sho enough, Jerry and the boys broke into the ole 5/4 Iko...sweet.
January 1, 2008 Subject:
Omnihead, thanks for describing Sugaree. It caused me take a listen just now. Excellent, fluid and sweet playing by Jerry. I say that as a fan of Sugaree since I first heard it back in 72 or was it 73. For those who feel he got lost, hey, that was part of his charm. Hopefully, people will still know Jerry's music centuries from now as we do Haydn, Brahms, Mozart,Bach, etc; as at his best the feel of Jerry's music and that of the great masters are much the same.
No overall show rating as I only listened to Sug.
January 1, 2008 Subject:
best sugaree of the nineties
Yes this IS the BEST Sugaree of the nineties. And I HAVE listened to all of them. There actually isnt THAT many. I have over 1500 hours on tape and CD and this version is BY FAR the best, not just the longest. There ARE better vesrions. For example, any Sugaree from 77' or 9/6/80...but not from the nineties. And I'm not even a big fan of Sugaree. What people miss from this show, however, is that the real magic occurs in the second set with a 40 minute plus pairing of Playin > Uncle Johns (if you count the jam out of UJB). This is the best show of the Atlanta run, and in my opinion is in the top 3 of the Spring tour, and top 5 of the year. People bitch about the 5 song first set, yet it's all about quality people, NOT quantity. It features a 17+ minute version of Sugaree, a soulful, crooning So Many Roads, and a power house Let It Grow. Even though it's only 5 songs, it's still longer than half the first sets from 95. Definitely worth the download!
August 20, 2007 Subject:
Show Me the way outa here!!!
I went to this show with an open mind. A mouth full of Jesus blood and a perception as wide as the spectrum of light itself. Everyone lost their physical foem and became luminescent eggs of energy with tenicals stretching from the top. I came to realize that these 'tennicals' of energy were actually everyones perception and the main tennical was your 'focus'. I could see the entire crowd of participants with their tennicals of perception all colliding on the stage to help the band create the flow of the music that evening! WOW!!!!!!
June 24, 2007 Subject:
A Good One
Negative reviews for this one are off base. A short but good performance. Very nice Sugaree and Days Between.
November 20, 2006 Subject:
Hands down best Days Between- Get it
This version of Days is the finest. But, don't trust me, just listen. It is the most epic version as it includes the mid-section beautiful jam not present of prior versions, as well as the glorious closing panarama filled with eastern style colors and emotion filled returns.
Sugaree is madatory listening. And the show has another ball-busting Iko.
Check it out for yourself. People seem to be arguing alot over this show, which means people are listening with interest!
August 2, 2006 Subject:
I love this show despite it all
...and I always will.
That Sugaree tho'...woah.
July 12, 2006 Subject:
Sugaree at the Omni - A different point of view
With all due respect (and I really do mean that) I completely disagree with those who have been tearing down the Sugaree in this show.
It was interesting to hear this again after all these years because I was at this show and I have always remembered this Sugaree as something very special. Since it has been awhile, I have wondered if other factors might have influenced my memory and colored it incorrectly, but after listening to this beautiful version I can honestly say that it is just as I remember it.
I was up above the stage on the side, looking down on the Boys during this show. When Jerry was soloing I had my eyes closed and was rocking slowly back and forth in time with the beat. Mentally I was following JerryÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs lyrical solos through every beautiful twist and turn. Jerry seemed to me to be right there; very present with the song and comfortable with taking the time he needed/wanted. In the huge, cavernous Omni, filled with thousands of people, it seemed as though Jerry were all alone, standing on stage and completely at peace with what he was creating. As he got into the later solo parts some very distinct imagery started to develop in my mind. I saw Jerry in a fresh, new garden of tilled brown soil, sowing seeds that grew immediately from the ground into flowers. The mellifluous (but somewhat mournful) sliding notes that Jerry played seemed to be like he was broadcasting seeds which quickly grew into rows of delicate red flowers.
This version isnÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt studio perfect, but thatÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs what makes it even more special. Upon listening to this again, after 11 years, I can remember some of the more subtle levels of appreciation I had for the sensibilities of the DeadÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs music that I have somehow forgotten. It is possible, as someone has suggested, that Jerry was lost or confused during this part of the song, but I wouldnÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt have believed it then and I donÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt believe it now.
The ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂfalse endingÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ may be labeled as such, but this seems to have a negative connotation to it - as though the chance to have ended the song at that time (as they could have easily done) was more important than the opportunity to keep playing. Maybe Jerry was the only one who didnÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt want the song to end at that time, but what difference does that make? He wanted to keep playing. I believe that itÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs because he felt that what he was doing was worthwhile and had value. And I agree.
I think this is important because it demonstrates that, even up to very near the end, the band, or at least Jerry, could put aside any formality of a basic song structure and take chances. Placing personal musical direction ahead of expectations of audience members (or band members), and playing to suit himself was something that, in my mind, kept (and keeps) Jerry in the realm of true musicians.
May 23, 2006 Subject:
beats getting hit with a hammer, but not by much.
April 14, 2006 Subject:
Usually if I don't have something nice to say, I won't say anything, but in this case, I have to make exception. A 5 song first set? That is unbelievable. This has got to be the shortest (2 songs out of space) show that the Dead ever did. Even a six song first set in my opinion is weak, but 5 songs, WTF? My apologies for the negativity, but even in the 120+ degree heat at Vegas 94, these boys didn't cop out with a 5 song first set, and it woulda made sense there.
Ugh....If I read one more review claiming this or that is the best of the 90's or the year I am gonna puke. Do you people ACTUALLY go listen to EVERY Sugaree or whatever it is before you make these claims? Highly doubtful IMHO.
January 28, 2006 Subject:
The "SMR" project
SEE 1992,2,21 'getting them all!----JERRY talks to god!, and lets us listen in on the conversation.
December 21, 2005 Subject:
November 1, 2005 Subject:
I'm an ass. i keep saying I'm going to ditch 95's and then I start experimenting then hate myself for it. The only other time I can remember a 5 song first set was the RFK show before Jerry went into a coma in 86, and we all know how brutal that was. Much the same here. 2 songs after space and I fought the law as an encore? Why didn't they just send the puppets from the In The dark video to represent this evening?.
October 13, 2005 Subject:
Average 95 show
I liked the Sugaree and Days despite Jerry's flubs. Somewhat aimless jam post UJB imo. Average 95 show, subpar year for me. Overall a 2.75 is all I can give.
August 14, 2005 Subject:
worst show ever
Sorry guys, but as an attendee of this show and a long time listener of the music, this show blows. It sounds like Garcia is trying to bathe a cat his vocals are so gone on So Many Roads and the Sugaree is a complete train wreck. The Sugaree is so long because Jerry was so lost. As the band seems to think the song is coming to an end (because of Jery's repetitive notes- and not a fast repitition!) Jerry awakes from his daze and sings another verse. The Aiko, while full of energy has Jerry all over the place, and completely out of sync (not in a good way) with his bandmates. We left this night thinking that the end was definitely near, and that Jerry was using again. Worth a downoad if you want to see the clearest example of them not being able to hit a home-run everynight. This being said, I would still rather see this show a million times over again than all the crap that is out there today. Also, on a bright note, the Sugar MAg is pretty fun and Let IT Grow is solid.
July 23, 2005 Subject:
best sugaree of the nineties
i was at this show...musically, I challenge anyone to find one song or jam from 1995 that even comes close to the second verse jam in this "Sugaree". Granted, this SBD version lacks the AUD/Band interaction as Jerry built the jam up further and further. I thought the roof of the omni was going to cave in. Then that spacey, loopy jam after the third verse (similar to the "Fire" from 5/26/95) and a false ending as Jerry begins to sing the last verse through the premature applause of the crowd. Great Iko, great Playin > Uncle Johns > JAM, and one of the better versions of Days Between. Top five of 95..period.
April 11, 2005 Subject:
Not a DSBD...nor a great show!
I never saw the GD in 1995, as I had taken a
year off after the depressing & rancid
1994 Las Vegas run. I had planned to attend
10 shows in Fall 1995...of course, you know
First off, I clearly hear a cassette generation,
particularly in the song tunes. So, the lineage
is probably SBD > C > DAT > CDR > EAC > SHN,
but this is still a solid recording itself.
The show is interesting in spots, and the
band is clearly trying for the most part. As for
Jerry, the spirit is willing, but the flesh
was sometimes weak. While Sugaree has been
the most talked-about song from this show, to
these ears, Jerry's best moment is the surprisingly strong Iko second set opener,
because he is the most present in both
voice and guitar. However, while the second
set contains a few interesting jams, a good
portion of them are too slow to develop, and
you hear Jerry playing three notes where
there used to be eight. The version of
Playin' is quicksand-slow and pondering,
but Uncle John's is actually fairly solid
vocally, albeit the jams are interesting, but
also slow and lumbering.
Save for one very brief flub, Jerry gives a
soulful reading of Days Between; unfortunately,
his guitar tries to complement, but he hits
a few clams, along with a few rambling passages
lacking in confidence.
The rest of the show...like much of 1994-95
GD, is very much hit-or-miss.
Reviewer:touch heads rule
April 1, 2005 Subject:
CRAP show but at least it's Jerry's singing HIS songs
Much better than the horror to stalk our stages years later as "Phil & Friends who sing Jerry's songs"
March 19, 2005 Subject:
this show sucks
good recording........show is crap
November 17, 2004 Subject:
not much to say
5 song first set = weak. Picasso moon is a horrible song, Sugaree rocks, pretty good version of so many roads, let it grow is always on. 2nd set is not bad, thank god they closed with sugar mag to keep some energy with that set. 95 just was a terrible year.
September 10, 2004 Subject:
Blue bird Hill
Which road to ease my soul? This one. And man, what an emotional one. Jer didn't have a whole lot left at this point but all he did have he poured into this song. Can't help but bring tears to your eyes. It's '95 and they're on thier way out, but definately a keeper.
August 2, 2004 Subject:
What is that sound?
I always wondered what made that wierd "dual guitar" like kinda off key sound. Its in Sugaree, and really prevlant in all of 1995. Personally I loved it. Espically in person.
I remember looking at DDN at this set list. 12 songs? WTF. Then I heard the tape. Ohhhhh.
Those falsetto vocals on So Many Roads just give me the chills. Man do I miss that guy.
Great quality "tape" here at archive. One of my favorites of 95.
July 6, 2004 Subject:
Good '95 show. Not as "on" as the previous night, but still enjoyable all the same. 16 min Sugaree is certainly something to talk about, as are Garcia's perculiar falsetto vocals towards the end of So Many Roads. Let It Grow is probably the highlight of the first set - Jerry displaying some nice guitar runs with only minor faulters.
Second set starts well with an upbeat Aiko but then starts to drift off, especially with the rather uninspired Uncle John's jam, which is about 15 minutes longer than it needs to be and doesn't really go any place good. A 14 minute Days Between is also a lot longer than would be ideal, mainly due to Garcia's dicey playing which one can't help but wince at. Sugar Magnolia and I Fought The Law however, bring the notch up again to close a good/average show with a bit of energy.
Sound-wise, this one on the whole sounds pretty good, though there are a few spots of digi-noise here and there.
May 22, 2004 Subject:
2nd nite at the Omni
Each of these 4 nights have some sparkling gems. This nite we receive a 16 minute Sugaree which is an all time favorite and still gives me goosebumps.
May 20, 2004 Subject:
Omni show #2
Jerry was in excellent form this evening, especially in his renditions of Sugaree, So Many Roads & Days Between. The sound quality is an even match.